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About


The HF laboratory at UNSW is a purpose built research facility designed to provide leading researchers the tools and resources to improve our understanding about how humans function within a system. The laboratory is equipped with numerous simulators, including driving, rail and aviation simulators (B737, DA40, RPA), instrumented vehicles, including both a car (Mitsubishi ASX) and aircraft (Diamond DA40 and Piper PA44), along with numerous physiological measures such as electroencephalogram (EEG), heart rate, eye trackers, and skin conductance. The findings from the research conducted at the laboratory is often published in leading journals within the specific field of research, as well as in industry based reports.

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Resources and Facilities


 

 

Research Areas


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Current Projects


Title: Runway incursions: A human factors investigation in the causes.

Aim: The aim of this research is to examine the human factor related causes responsible for runway incursions.

Researchers: Yan Yan (student) and Soufiane Boufous and Brett Molesworth (supervisors).


Title: A Study on the Effectiveness of Regulatory Enforcement and Just Culture in Aviation

Aim: The aim of this study is to analyze the concept of a Just Culture, aviation safety, impact, and the effects of enforcement on regulatory compliance.

Researchers: Curtis Calabrese (student) Brett Molesworth and Julie Hatfield (supervisors).


Title: Pilot Psychology: Health, Wellbeing and Coping.

Aim: The aim of this research is to objectively examine pilots’ psychological health, as well as risk and resilient factors.

Researchers: Corrie Ackland (student), Brett Molesworth, Jessica Grisham and Peter Lovibond (supervisors)


Title: Human Factors and Remotely Piloted Aircraft.

Aim: The aim of this research is to examine how auditory feedback, workload and viewing interfaces affect drone/RPA operator performance.

Researchers: Matthew Dunn (student) and Brett Molesworth, Tay Koo and Gabriel Lodewijks (supervisors).


Title: The Cognitive Effect of Noise on Performance.

Aim: The aim of this research is to examine the effect of in-cabin aircraft noise on cognition (memory, attention, decision-making).

Researchers: Hang Zhou (student) and Brett Molesworth, Marion Burgess, and Julie Hatfield (supervisors).


Title: Cognitive Integration Training for Young Drivers.

Aim: The aim of this research is to refine a new evidence-based approach to driver training where the focus is on the cognitive skills associated with the way a driver chooses to drive (i.e., driving style), and in particular their speed choice.

Researchers: Brett Molesworth, Ann Williamson and Teresa Senserrick


Title: Safety Culture Reporting.

Aim: The aim of this research is to examine the voluntary reporting attitudes and behaviour of commercial pilots and their trust in the concept of a Just Culture.

Researchers: Kevin McMurtrie (student) and Brett Molesworth and Jason Middleton (supervisors).


Title: Aviation Weather Forecasts and Airline Operations.

Aim: The aim of this research is to examine how weather forecasts impact pilots’ decision-making.

Researchers: David Wilson (student) and Jason Middleton and Brett Molesworth.


Title: The Effect of Acute Stress on Aircrew Decision-Making.

Aim: The aim of this research is to examine how stress affects pilots’ decision-making and the utility of simple stress management techniques in mitigate this effect.  

Researchers: Michael Manning (student) and Brett Molesworth (supervisor).


Title: How Cabin Baggage affects Performance during an Emergency Evacuation.

Aim: The aim of this research is to examine how cabin baggage affects egress times when taken by passengers during an emergency evacuation.

Researchers: Brett Molesworth.


Title: The Effectiveness of Pre-Flight Safety Briefings.

Aim: The aim of this research is to examine how cabin baggage affects egress times when taken by passengers during an emergency evacuation.

Researchers: Brett Molesworth.


Title: Predictors of Pilots’ Risk Taking-Behaviour.

Aim: The aim of this research is to understand if predictors of risk are a good indication of risky flight behaviour.

Researchers: Yassmin Ebrahim and Brett Molesworth.

 

 

 

 

Contact


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Associate Professor Brett Molesworth

Tel: +61 2 9385 6757
Email: b.molesworth@unsw.edu.au